Joseph Finnerty

July 30, 1953June 29, 2022
Joseph Finnerty entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Joseph was 68 years old. Born in Harrison, NJ, Joseph spent most of his life in Harrison, before moving to Mine Hill, NJ with his wife Lee, where he lived for 25 years. Joseph moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2014 and most recently Lake City, FL until the time of his death. He is predeceased by his wife of 20 years Leanore Finnerty who he shared a passionate love of Disney with until the time of her death. He is survived by his mother Joan Finnerty, 4 children, Melynda, Toni, William, and Nicole, 8 grandchildren, and1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Michael, sisters Maureen and Kathleen, and a brother-in-law Raymond, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joseph served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war, where he received several medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, 2 Bronze Service Stars, and the Medal of Honor. Joseph was very active with the American Legion and the VFW for many years, and anyone who knew Joseph knows that he loved anything military related and was always so proud of his time in service. The family will hold a private service for Joseph and in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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